Originally Posted by bxpitbull
I know you guys are really pushing the Li-po thing, I meant as far as getting your dirvers to run them. I have since heard they ran them at the KO propo, so...nuf respect due.
Unfortunately the majority of races our drivers run do not allow Li-Po batteries. For the K.O. because our drivers are used to running Ni-MH and there cars where set up as such they chose to eliminate any variables and run traditional Sub-C cells. We only had a couple factory drivers there and they were trying out prototype stuff for there chassis factories so they were incouraged to run traditional batteries for this event.
You have to add a lot of weight to make the minimum especially today with today's super heavy Sub-C's which are much larger in diameter and weight then the cells we used just 6 years ago.
Chassis designs are changing and most of the chassis manufacturers have already told us they are considering Li-Po in there chassis from this point forward. The 6 sub C cell pack has long been a hinderance for proper chassis design with lighter power that can be shaped more compact the future should allow for chassis handling much better, being much lighter and allowing a more affordable platform. We will also be able to go much faster with less motor in the future. These are things that those of us that work in R&D and design in our industry are realizing were are at that point again right before TC came out so the next stage of electric on-road is still to be set.